Saturday, March 03, 2007

Pierbacco – Restaurant Wine Bar – Experience the Balance of Food and Wine

In the Tuscan region, on the coast, is the town of Castiglione della Pescaia. Most likely this destination will not be on your vacation itinerary but you should think about this one a bit. Aside from the great views, marvelous beaches, fantastic sailing and sumptuous wines, the food is an experience in provincial Tuscan cooking. Tuscany has many marvelous restaurants and Agriturismo but Pierbacco in Castiglione della Pescaia has an interesting twist. Just like our wine and cheese place in Rome, Pierbacco is known for its selection of wines.

The cellar offers wines from the entire Italian peninsula. It is an opportunity to consume fresh fish, perfectly prepared, with just the right wine. Often our dinner is more about the wine than the food. Pierbacco has a tasting room where you can initiate your evening with appetizers and some little known wine, expertly chosen by the competent staff. If you are still hungry, move on to the dining area for Mazzancolle in Crosta or Filetto di Orata with cherry tomatoes and olives. This is definitely not the place to start your diet. Conclude the evening with a selection of desserts and pastries masterfully served with a wide selection of dessert wines.

Pierbacco is an experience in culinary passion. I am all about the food and wine and this is what Pierbacco means. If you have a question about how something is prepared or what that particular flavor is, do not be afraid to ask. Perhaps you just want some pointers on Italian cooking the chefs will be talk and perhaps let you see how they prepare things. The atmosphere is relaxed but refined. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. These characteristics make Pierbacco a marvelous stop during your stay in Tuscany.

Ok, enough about the traditional eat here, visit there. Pierbacco is an example of what makes Italy so interesting for a growing number of Americans. It is the vision and passion of family. Pierbacco is an attempt to make really good food and pair it with a fantastic selection of wine. It is the future for their children. It is family relayed over generations. There are thousands of marvelous places to eat in Italy, thousands expressing the passion of life. Pierbacco is the not famous. It is not the place where thousands will come from around the world. Pierbacco is a great place to experience the culture and history of Castiglione della Pescaia.

Corso della Libertà 24
58043 Castiglione della Pescaia (GR)

Phone: +39 0564 933522



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Blogger Tracie P. said...

is that a play on words? as in "per bacco?"

1:12 PM

Blogger Travel Italy said...

Tracie b. this is actually the name of the owner.

1:14 PM


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